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At 75, Sacramento’s Tower Theatre still a popular draw

Nov 10, 2013
At 75, Sacramento’s Tower Theatre still a popular draw

It started as an outlier, a neighborhood theater showing second-run films that had premiered weeks earlier in first-run movie houses on downtown’s glittering K Street.


The films featured on the marquee of Sacramento’s Tower Theatre late last month reflect its special role in the region’s movie culture as the place...

Groban to perform ‘in the round’ at Sleep Train Arena

Oct 4, 2013
Groban to perform ‘in the round’ at Sleep Train Arena

Josh Groban returns to Sleep Train Arena for a concert Sunday. On Sunday, Josh Groban will perform at Sleep Train Arena, site of an early career milestone. In 1999, a teenage Groban lent his extraordinary baritone to the “Phantom of ...

Former Elk Grove resident Brie Larson breaks out as indie cinema’s “It Girl”

Sep 29, 2013
Former Elk Grove resident Brie Larson breaks out as indie cinema’s “It Girl”

If you don’t recognize Brie Larson on the street, she’s done her job. Brie Larson, star of “ Spectacular Now,” during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival last winter in Park City, Utah.

Heart’s Wilson sisters to play for sold-out crowd at Thunder Valley

Sep 18, 2013
Heart’s Wilson sisters to play for sold-out crowd at Thunder Valley

Nancy, left, and Ann Wilson bring their band Heart to Thunder Valley. Maintaining one of rock’s greatest voices requires sacrifice. Like abstaining from cheering at your kid’s football game. “I am going to have to use ...

Music: Terrio, 1970s groups bring disco to Sunrise MarketPlace

Sep 11, 2013
Music: Terrio, 1970s groups bring disco to Sunrise MarketPlace

Deney Terrio, right, teaches John Travolta to dance for “Saturday Night Fever.” If you look up synonyms for disco, the first entry likely is “Bee Gees.” No. 2 has to be Deney Terrio. Terrio taught John Travolta h...

Adam Ant plans to stand and deliver in Sacramento

Sep 4, 2013
Adam Ant plans to stand and deliver in Sacramento

British singer Adam Ant pulled out of the music scene in 1995 but is touring in support of his new album’s release. Adam Ant swashbuckled through MTV’s early days, a randy pirate/dandy highwayman who brought cheek and great cheekb...

Sacramento author Jodi Angel finds her inner teenage boy

Aug 5, 2013
Sacramento author Jodi Angel finds her inner teenage boy

Author Jodi Angel, here at the Round Corner in midtown Sacramento, spent part of her youth in Red Bluff before moving to the capital. In addition to writing the occasional book including her newest collection of short stories, she teaches the wri...

DJ Pat Martin: 25 years of rockin’ at one Sacramento station

Aug 5, 2013
DJ Pat Martin: 25 years of rockin’ at one Sacramento station

Disc jockey Pat Martin will mark his 25th anniversary at 98 Rock on Thursday. How? It'll be a surprise, he said.Pat Martin's job title at 98 Rock is disc jockey. But "anchor" fits him better. On Thursday, Martin will celebrate his 25th anniv...

Kill the Precedent’s catchy sonic onslaught takes stage at Concerts in the Park

Jul 18, 2013
Kill the Precedent’s catchy sonic onslaught takes stage at Concerts in the Park

Hard-rock band Kill the Precedent will perform tonight at Concerts in the Park at the Cesar Chavez Plaza. Brian Nguyen bnguyen@sacbee.com The Concerts in the Park stage is just big enough for the mayhem the seven-member group Kill the Precedent p...

10 tidbits about Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks

Jul 4, 2013
10 tidbits about Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks

Singer Stevie Nicks performs during a Fleetwood Mac concert at Madison Square Garden, Monday, April 8, 2013, in New York.Here's a sobering fact: Stevie Nicks is 65. Everyone's favorite witchy woman has ushered her crystal visions, white-winge...



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